Current track access applications

This section contains the latest documents relating to track access applications we are currently considering. This may include application forms, draft agreements, any related documents and responses we make public. We include track access applications on:

  • New contracts sections 17 and 18
  • Amendments to contracts (section 22 and 22A)

For older applications please see the archive. Once we've made a decision, these documents will be removed from this section and relevant documents will be published in the track access decisions section.

In line with the Industry code of practice (see Annex A of our criteria and procedures document), Network Rail is responsible for consulting on most proposed new contracts and amendments. Accordingly, please check Network Rail's consultation web pages as well as our own when looking for details of current consultations.

New contracts (section 17 and 18)

Tables can be sorted by sections 17 or 18, please select the section heading.

TOC / FOC Section Date consultation closes Links to documents
Great North Western Railway Company Limited17Closed. Undertaken by Network RailDraft Contract
Application Form
Consultation Responses 
First MTR South West Trains Ltd17Closed. Undertaken by Network Rail Draft Contract
Application Form
Network Rail Response 
Grand Southern (Alliance Rail Holdings Ltd)17Closed. Undertaken by Alliance.Draft contract
Application form
Responses
2 March 2017 Letter to Grand Southern  
Capacity Study 
XC Trains Limited  17 Closed. Undertaken by Network Rail Draft Contract (revised 16 November 2016)
Application form  
Joint letter from Cross Country and Network Rail
Consultation letter  
Consultation responses  
South Yorkshire Supertram Limited 18 Closed: Undertaken by Network Rail Application form
Draft contract  
West Coast Railway Company Limited (The Jacobite) 18 Closed: Undertaken by Network Rail  Draft contract 
Application form  

Amendments to contracts (section 22 and 22A)

All current applications we are considering for agreed amendments to contracts (section 22 of the Act) and disputed amendments to contracts (section 22A of the Act).

TOC / FOC Section Name Date consultation closes Links to documents
London & Birmingham Railway Limited225th SAClosed - undertaken by Network Rail Application form
Draft agreement
Modelling Report
Virgin Trains correspondence
GWR correspondence
Transport Focus correspondence
Chiltern Railways consultation response dated 9 August 2017
London Midland reply to Chiltern Railways 6 October 2017
Cross Country consultation response dated 10 August 2017
London Midland reply to Cross Country dated 6 October 2017
Freightliner consultation response dated 10 August 2017
London Midland reply to Freightliner dated 10 October 2017  
GB Railfreight Limited22A4th SAClosed - undertaken by Network RailDraft agreement pdf icon PDF, 207 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 694 Kb
Consultation Correspondence pdf icon PDF, 1,113 Kb
Rights table extract pdf icon PDF, 786 Kb
Network Rail response  pdf icon PDF, 91 Kb
Appendix 2  pdf icon PDF, 800 Kb
GBRf’s response to Network Rail  pdf icon PDF, 598 Kb
Freightliner Limited222nd SAClosed - undertaken by Network Rail Draft contract
Application form
Commentary 
Rights table extract  

External Consultation emails
First Greater Western Railway Limited22a7th SAClosed - undertaken by Network RailDraft Agreement pdf icon PDF, 133 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 249 Kb
Network Rail Representations  pdf icon PDF, 95 Kb
Appendix 1 xlsx icon XLSX, 136 Kb
Appendix 2  xls icon XLS, 50 Kb
First Greater Western Ltd's comments  pdf icon PDF, 172 Kb
First TransPennine Express Limited22a2nd SAClosed – undertaken by Network RailDraft agreement pdf icon PDF, 158 Kb  
Application form pdf icon PDF, 440 Kb
Network Rail representations  pdf icon PDF, 518 Kb
FTPE response to Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 52 Kb
First TransPennine Express Limited22a3rd SAClosed – undertaken by Network RailDraft agreement  pdf icon PDF, 107 Kb
Application form  pdf icon PDF, 426 Kb 
Network Rail representations  pdf icon PDF, 518 Kb
FTPE response to Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 52 Kb
First TransPennine Express Limited22a4th SAClosed – undertaken by Network RailDraft agreement  pdf icon PDF, 112 Kb
Application form  pdf icon PDF, 424 Kb 
Network Rail representations pdf icon PDF, 518 Kb
FTPE response to Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 52 Kb
Grand Central Railway Company Limited22a6th SAClosed - undertaken by Network RailDraft agreement  pdf icon PDF, 193 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 437 Kb 
Network Rail Representations pdf icon PDF, 235 Kb
Network Rail Further Representations  pdf icon PDF, 584 Kb
West Coast Trains Limited 22 11th SA Closed - undertaken by Network Rail Draft agreement pdf icon PDF, 51 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 96 Kb
Great North Western Railway Company Limited 22a 1st SA Closed - undertaken by Network Rail Draft agreement pdf icon PDF, 277 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 641 Kb
Network Rail statutory consultation response pdf icon PDF, 162 Kb
GNWR response to Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 82 Kb